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India Gate

Situated at the east end of Rajpath in New Delhi is India Gate and a tour of Delhi begins from there. It is also called the All India War Memorial and is a monument built by Edwin Lutyens to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the First World War.

The arch is 43 ms high and stands on a base of Bharatpur stone. Under the arch is the Amar Jawan Jyoti, commemorating the Indian troops lost in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. This shrine is made out of black marble with a rifle standing on its barrel. The pedestal has the words Amar Jawan (immortal warrior) engraved on it.

The flag of Indian Army, Indian Navy and Air force are raised here as a tribute to these lost warriors. This monument is dedicated to those martyrs who fought and died for the nation.

The monument is surrounded by beautiful lawns and one can take rest for a while under the Gulmohar trees which welcome you to enjoy the beauty of India Gate.